Saturday October 31, 2020

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The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins. By Irvine Welsh. Jonathan Cape, €10.05.

22nd April, 2015

Literary shock jockery is a gruelling trade to be in, underpinned by a need to keep coming up with new tricks and fresh crudities. While Irvine Welsh hasn’t quite been running on empty lately, his last few books have shown distinct signs of metal fatigue. The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins is a partial return to form, with Welsh frantically attempting to cram at least one outrage onto every page, like a much sicker Jackie...

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